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June 07, 2016

House Speaker Ryan's Policy Blueprint Includes Early Learning, Career Education

"A Better Way: Our Vision for a Confident America" doesn't spend a ton of time dealing with K-12, but the plan from a task force of House Republicans and presented by Speaker Paul Ryan contains a few things worth noting for educators.

May 19, 2016

School-Nutrition Bill Scaling Back Federal Role Passed by House Ed. Committee

Republicans on the committee said the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016 is necessary to beat back what they see as an oversized federal role in school meals

February 25, 2016

John King Pressed on Federal Control, Accountability at ESSA Oversight Hearing

States and districts have more flexibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act, but also civil rights responsibilities, acting Education Secretary John B. King Jr. told House lawmakers Thursday.

February 24, 2016

John King Quizzed on Charters, Teachers, Spending at House Budget Hearing

Acting U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. highlighted efforts to improve school diversity and elevate the teaching profession in the Education Department's fiscal 2016 budget request.

October 21, 2015

House Votes to Reauthorize D.C. School Voucher Program

The D.C. voucher program is a favorite of House Speaker John A. Boehner, and he's intent on making sure his name stays with the program even after he leaves Congress.

September 03, 2015

Rep. John Kline Won't Seek Re-Election; Adds Pressure on ESEA Rewrite

His forthcoming departure puts added pressure on lawmakers in both chambers to come to an agreement on their respective ESEA overhauls before the end of the year.

July 08, 2015

House Passes ESEA Rewrite 218-213; Senate Debate Continues

The House vote came as the Senate is debating its own rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and the two versions would have to be reconciled.

June 14, 2015

Refresher: What's in the House ESEA Bill?

The measure was not on the Majority Leader's weekly schedule for action, but sources said it could be called to the floor as early as Wednesday.

June 10, 2015

House Looks to Resurrect ESEA Bill for Action as Early as Next Week

The stalled renewal of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act could start moving again in the U.S. House of Representatives, sources say.

May 27, 2015

Higher Education Act Reauthorization: What You Need to Know

The same issues that stand in the way of Congress overhauling the federal K-12 law could also delay the overhaul of the Higher Education Act.

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